Sea Witch Festival 2023

October 27, 2023 @ 09:00 to October 29, 2023 @ 22:00

The annual Sea Witch® Festival is returning to Rehoboth Beach for its 33rd year. Featured in HGTV’s list of the ‘21 Great Fall Festivals’, the Sea Witch® Festival brings excitement and thrills to thousands of families on the East Coast of Delaware.


Sea Witch Festival 2023

What is the Sea Witch® Festival?

Produced by the Rehoboth Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Sea Witch® Festival is Rehoboth’s most spook-tacular festival.

Produced by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Sea Witch® Festival is Rehoboth’s most spook-tacular festival. It’s a family-friendly Halloween celebration packed full of events, activities, and entertainment. And the best part? Admission is free!

Get ready for the seaside streets to fill with thousands of witches, monsters, and other creepy characters in celebration of the Halloween season. There will be magic shows, pony rides, scavenger hunts, a broom-tossing contest, and plenty of live music throughout.

And don’t miss the famous Sea Witch® Festival parade, which takes place on the last Saturday of the month at 11am. The streets will be packed with bright, decorated floats and creepy, costumed participants. There will also be a dog costume parade where you can watch hundreds of canines sport their best Halloween outfits.

Where is the Sea Witch® Festival?

Sea Witch Festival Map
Map Provided By Rehoboth Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce


You can find the Sea Witch® Festival at downtown Rehoboth Beach on the 27th-29th October 2023.

How to get to the Sea Witch® Festival 

Public transportation will be available for those attending the Sea Witch® Festival. The Jolly Trolley is a convenient option, priced at $3 for adults and $1 for kids under 5 for a one-way trip.

Will there be parking at the Sea Witch® Festival?

Sea Witch® Festival parking is not recommended on Rehoboth Avenue, but parking will be available on the side streets.

If you’re travelling from the south, use the Jolly Trolley. Free parking will be available at the Jolly Trolley pick-up and drop-off locations at Tower Road and Delaware Seashore State Park.

If you’re visiting from the north, you can park at one of the DART Park & Ride locations for free and take the dart bus for just $2 each way or $4.20 for a full-day pass.

Sea Witch® Festival Activities 

The Sea Witch® Festival Costume Parade will dazzle attendees with creativity and flair. If you’re an animal lover, don’t miss the Costumed Dog Parade where adorable pups flaunt their festive attire. Fitness enthusiasts can participate or cheer on runners in the Sea Witch 5K Classic Run and One Mile Fright Walk.

Sea Witch® Festival schedule

Sea Witch® Festival schedule

Just some of the great activities you’ll find at the 2023 Sea Witch® Festival include:

  • Sea Witch Festival Costume Parade
  • Costumed Dog Parade
  • Sea Witch 5K Classic Run and One Mile Fright Walk

There is still more to come, so check back nearer the time for the full Sea Witch® Festival schedule.

The Sea Witch® Festival is just one of the great events hosted on the beautiful eastern coast of Southern Delaware. Visit this wonderful area to discover all that Delaware has to offer. Take a bike ride on the famous Lewes-Rehoboth bike trail, a favourite route of current President, Joe Biden. Or spot the exotic wildlife and breathtaking natural landmarks to be found across the area. There’s fun for the whole family in Southern Delaware.

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